.

(not:- srdfr gurmIq isMG jI dIaF ieh do icWTIaF dI ilKq BfvyN 3/4 sfl purfxI hY pr ienHF ivcly qwQ hux vI pUry Zukdy hn. ieh srdfr hrijMdr isMG idlgIr ny agFh ByjIaF hn asIN ienHF nUM isWK mfrg dy pfTkF dI jfxkfrI leI pf rhy hF--mwKx isMG puryvfl)

siqgur pRsfid ]

mfh idvs mUrq Bly ijs kAu ndir kry ] nfnku mMgY drs dfnu ikrpf krhu hry ]

(bfrh mfhf mFJ mhlf 5 ] pMnf 136)

nfnksLfhI kYlMzr

Drm pRcfr kmytI (sLRomxI gurduafrf pRbMDk kmytI, aMimRqsr) vloN nfnksLfhI jMqrI sMmq 531 (1999 - 2) imlI aqy pVH ky pqf lgf ik iswK bwuDIjIvF dI ikRpf sdkf iswK kOm nMU ihMdU srkfr dI nIqI anusfr ibwpr dI godI ivwc pwky qOr qy sulfa idwqf ijvyN bhuq sfry gurpurbF aqy iswK ieiqhfsk idhfiVaF nMU sMgrFd, pMcmI, amfvs, pUrnmfsLI nfl joVI rwiKaf . ies jMqrI duafrf iswKF nMU hor iqAuhfrF aqy CuwtIaF vfry vI jfxkfrI idwqI geI hY ijvyN inAU-XIar zy, eId-Aul-iPqr, bsMq pMcmI, gxqMqr idvs, isLvrfqrI, nvrfqry sLurU, sRI rfm nOmI, nvrfqry KLqm, eId-Aul-jLuhf (bkrId), sRI mhFbIr jXMqI, guwz PrfeIzy, sMn ihjrI 142 sLurU, mhfqmf buwD jXMqI, mjLdUr idvs, afjLfdI idvs, rwKVI, sRI ikRsLn jnm asLtmI, srfD sLurU, jnm idn mhfqmf gFDI, srfD KLwqm, nvrfqry sLurU, sRI durgf asLtmI, nvrfqry KLwqm, dusihrf, jnm idn - mhfirsLI bflmIk jI, dIvflI, ivsLkrmf jXMqI, mylf rfm qIrQ, rojLy sLurU, vwzf idn (ikRsms zy), ijnF nfl iswKF df koeI vfsqf nhIN BfvyN asIN swB DrmF df siqkfr krdy hF . {pr, afpxy iswK sLhIdF dy idhfiVaF vfry cuwp - mon brq ikAuN ?}

ipCly pMjF sflF qoN dfs sLRomxI gurduafrf pRbMDk kmytI nMU bynqI krdf af irhf hF ik gurpurbF dIaF dysI imqIaF, mhIinaF qy sMmqF nMU bdl ky (after converting to the then existing equivalent dates on the basis of CE) imqIaF pwkIaF kr idwqIaF jfx . ijvyN, gurU nfnk sfihb jI dy pRkfsL idvs dI imqI jy kwqk ivwc nhIN jF pihlI vYsfK 1526 ibkrmI mMn leI hY qF Aus idn jyhVI imqI sI, Auh hI pwkI kIqI jfxI cfhIdI sI : (30th March or 20th Oct., 1469) which should, in fact, be celebrated as the "Foundation Day of the Sikh Religion" and followed by gurgwdI idvs : (gurU aMgd sfihb, gurU amrdfs sfihb, gurU rfmdfs sfihb, gurU arjn sfihb, gurU hirgoibMd sfihb, gurU hirrfey sfihb, gurU hiriksLn sfihb, gurU qygL bhfdr sfihb, gurU goibMd isMG sfihb aqy gurU gRMQ sfihb) . sLhIdI idvs: gurU arjn sfihb (3 meI, 166), gurU qygL bhfdr sfihb (11 nvMbr, 1675), vwzy sfihbjLfdy (22 dsbMr, 174), Coty sfihbjLfdy (27 dsbMr, 174) . smyN dy Prk anusfr bfad ivwc hoeIaF qbdIlIaF df koeI pRBfv nhIN kbUlxf cfhIdf . pr, hux kIqf kI igaf hY ik cyq/vYsfK/mfG mhIny dI pihlI imqI, pUrnmfsLI, mwisaf afid nMU vDIk mwDy-njLr rwK ky hI gurpurbF dIaF imqIaF nMU pwkf krn df Xwqn kIqf igaf hY jo ik iswKI isDfqF - gurmiq dy iblkul Auwlt hY !

ijvyN sfry gurU sfihbfn jI iewk hI joiq (pRkfsL srUp) sn aqy gurpurb mnfAux smyN sfnMU iksy qrHF df ivwqkrf nhIN krnf cfhIdf, ievyN hI gurU gRMQ sfihb ivwc aMkiq sLbd, sfzy leI ruhfnI gurbfxI (Dur dI bfxI) hY . bfrh mfhf dI gurbfxI df ieh Bfv nhIN ik nfnksLfhI (iswK) kYlMzr dysI cyq mhIny qoN afrMB kIqf jfvy aqy nf hI sfnMU hjLrq eIsf jF sMn ihjrI dI nkl krnI cfhIdI hY ! nfnksLfhI kYlMzr gurU nfnk sfihb jI dy pRkfsL idvs qoN afrMB hoxf cfhIdf hY . purfqn smyN iswK Drm ivwc jnm idn mnfAux df irvfjL nhIN sI pr dyKf-dyKI asIN ihMdUafN aqy eIsfeIaF dI nkl krnI afrMB kr idwqI aqy afm bwicaF dy jnm idn mnfAux vFg asIN vI gurU sfihbfn jI dy jnm idnF dIaF vDfeIaF idMdy hF . vYsy vI, iksy gurU sfihbfn jI df jnm idhfVf DUm-Dfm nfl mnfa ilaf aqy iksy df sQfnik rIqI anusfr !!! gurbfxI sfnMU syD idMdI hY : ipqf kf jnmu ik jfnY pUqu ] sgl proeI apunY sUiq ] suKmnI sfihb astpdI 3/16.. dfs dI sinmr bynqI hY ik iswKF nMU jnm idn nhIN mnfAuxy cfhIdy . jyhVy gurmuwK pirvfr hr rojL inwqnym krdy hn aqy gurduafrf sfihb jf ky sMgq krdy hn, AunHF leI qF hr rojL hI gurpurb hY aqy aYsy cVHdI klf vfly gurU dy ipafiraF leI sMgrFd, pUrnmfsLI, lohVI, pMcmI, mwisaf, rwKVI, dusihrf, dIvflI, asLtmI, afid dI koeI mhwqqf nhIN . dfs nMU ieMJ lwg irhf hY ik sLRomxI gurduafrf pRbMDk kmytI dy bhuq sfry mYNbr (of course, with few exceptions who may be in minority) ibwpr-ihMdUaF dy hI cyly bxy rihxf psMd krdy hn jF iPr, gurbfxI aqy gurmiq qoN syD nhIN lYxf cfhuMdy . Drm pRcfr kmytI nMU bynqI hY ik nfnksLfhI jMqrI nMU vfips lY lYx aqy KLflsf-pMQ dy iqMn sO sflf sfjxf idvs mnfAux AupRMq, iewk hor kmytI bxfeI jfvy qF jo gurU nfnk iswK kYlMzr vfry hor ivcfr ho sky . Let us resolve all such controversial issues before 31.12. 99. DMnvfd sihq .

{ibwpr dy jfl ivwc Ps ky jy vIhvIN sdI ivwc iswK kOm kuJ nfh kr skI qF afE, hux iewkvIN sdI ivwc Eprflf krIey}

iKmf df jfck, gurU Kflsf pMQ df dfsrf,

[20th February, 1999]

GURMIT SINGH, 25 - ORINDA AVE., GOSFORD, NSW - 2250, AUSTRALIA : [Tel/Fax No. 61 - 2 - 4325 4808]

Copy to: Editor, Sant Sipahi: bynqI hY ik myry ieh vIcfr jQydfr akfl qKLq sfihb, pRDfn (SGPC), nvIN bxI swq mYNbrI kmytI qwk Byjx dI ikRpflqf krnI jI ikAuNik ies vfry dfs nMU 2 PrvrI 1999 qoN koeI syD nhIN pRfpq hoeI . Why Purewal is considered to be the sole authority to answer the Sikhs doubts/Questions regarding Sikh Nations Calendar? Thank you for advice.{18-01-2000}

siqgur pRsfid ]

aMimRqsru siqguru siqvfdI ijqu nHfqY kAUaf hMsu hohY ] nfnk Dnu DMnu vzy vzBfgI ijnH gurmiq nfmu irdY mlu DohY ] {gUjrI mhlf 4 ] pMnf 493}

24th January, 2000

gurmuiK ipafry KLflsf cmkOr isMG jI, sMpfdk gurmiq pRkfsL (SGPC, Amritsar),

vfihgurU jI kf KLflsf vfihgurU jI kI PLiqh ]

DMnvfd sihq afp jI df gurmiq pRkfsL sfnMU hr mhIny iml jFdf hY aqy byaMq buwDIjIvF dy lyKF duafrf gurmiq dI jfxkfrI pRfpq huMdI rihMdI hY . In respect of our Chit No. 106, there being certain spelling errors, kindly note correct Address :

" 25 - ORINDA AVE., GOSFORD, NSW - 2250, AUSTRALIA "

keI mhIinaF qoN ieh pVH ky bhuq KLusLI ho rhI hY ik gurmiq pRkfsL ivwc hux gurU sfihbfn jI dy nfm nfl dyv jF sRI nhIN iliKaf jFdf . ies qrHF asIN hOlI hOlI ibwpr sLbdfvlI qoN Cuwtkfrf pf skdy hF . ievyN hI srnymjL vI Cfpxy bMd kr dyvo qF bhuq cMgI gwl hovygI ijvyN dyKo isrdfr suirMdr isMG jI qy isrdfr ieMdrjIq isMG jI ikMnI cMgI gurmiq jfxkfrI idMdy rihMdy hn pr gurU dy iswK hox krky inmfxf ikvyN rhy jF gogoafxI kI huMdI hY ? sLfied aYsy qKwls - srihMdI, sLyr, inrml, bwl, hAurf, afid ilKx dI vI koeI loV nhIN ikAuNik AunHF dy pqy qoN pqf lwg hI jFdf hY ik Auh kyhVy gurmuiK hn . dfs vloN iewk hor bynqI hY jI ik jyhVy vIcfr gurmiq aFsLy anusfr nhIN huMdy, AunHF dI suDfeI krky hI Cfipaf kro jI, ijvyN : -

gur pRqfp sUrj gRMQ ivcoN suirMdr isMG inmfxf jI ilKdy hn ik nOjvfn dy koml hwQ dyK ky qy hwQIN syvf nf krn krky, pfxI nhIN pIqf ! BfvyN ies duafrf gurmiq df isDFq - ivx syvf iDRgu hQ pYr drsfAux df hY pr gurU sfihb jI ny aYsf nhIN kIqf hovygf . Auh qF swB nMU gly lfAuNdy sn . Aus vyly gurU sfihb ikwQy bihTy sn, kyhVf smF sI, Auh lVkf kOx sI ? hor dyKo

pMnf 15, gurmiq pRkfsL - jnvrI 2 aMk, isrdfr rCpfl isMG jI ilKdy hn ik ptnf sfihb ivKy 4-5 sfl dI Aumr ivwc hI iewk kohVI nMU cuwk ky ndI ivwc vgfh mfiraf aqy Aus df rog dUr kr idwqf ! kyhVI ndI ivwc ? aYsI CotI Aumr ivwc ikvyN cuwk ky PYNikaf ? Aus smyN goibMd jI ajy gurU qF bxy nhIN sI . hor vI aYsy kFz bicqR nftk ivcoN jyhVy gurmiq dy isDFq qy pUry nhIN Auqrdy, ilKy jFdy hn ijs vfry qusIN jQydfr pUrn isMG jI dI pRVoqf vfry pVH hI ilaf hovygf ik gurU sfihbfn jI rfm dI kuwl lv-kusL ivcoN sn ? gurU sfihb sfnMU AupdysL idMdy hn ik iswK nfh ihMdU qy nfh hI muslmfn hn . kI AunHF ny gurbfxI aqy BfeI kfnH isMG jI dI ikqfb hm ihMdU nhIN pVI ? kI iBMzrfvfly gurbcn isMG jI gurU sfihbfn jI qoN vDIk isafxy sn ijnHF ny afpxI hI rihq mrXfdf clfeI hoeI hY aqy gurU KLflsf pMQ cuwp krky bYYTf hY ? jy gurmiq pRkfsL, gurmiq dI soJI nhIN dyvygf qF iPr hor kOx ilKygf ? gurbfxI dy aDfr qy swc ilKx qoN guryjL nhIN krnI cfhIdI .

(pMnf 1) - isrdfr hrpfl isMG jI - dohrf imafr, lGU kQf duafrf dukfndfr vfry qF ilwK idwqf pr Aus ny afp kI syvf kIqI ? kI Auh afp afpxy mihMgy Bfa dy sUt dy nfl do mItr df koeI swsqf ijhf kpVf lY ky nhIN sI dy skdf ? ies qrHF gurmiq df pRcfr nhIN ho skdf . ienHF lyKkF nMU bynqI hY ik Auh hr hPqy iewk iewk ipMz ivwc jf ky gLrIb pirvfrF dI shfieqf krn aqy AunHF nMU gurU sfihbfn jI dy AupdysLF duafrf - mnuwKqf, brfbrqf, BfeIvfl, srbwq df Blf aqy iswKI srUp vfry bynqI krn . 12,5 ipMzF ivwc iswKI df Drm pRcfr nfh hoNx krky, piqqpuxf, gLrIbI aqy sMq/bfby vwD rhy hn .

zfktr KLVk isMG jI ny (pMny 114-116) duafrf nfnksLfhI kYlMzr nMU cflU krn leI pRVoqf kIqI hY . afp swB nMU pqf hY ik gurU gRMQ sfihb ivwc aMikq bfrhmfhf duafrf kI sMdysL hY . ienHF mhIinaF nMU nfnksLfhI kYlMzr df aDfr nhIN bxfieaf jf skdf . swB qoN pihlF gurU nfnk sfihb jI dy pRkfsL idvs dI kyhVI TIk imqI sI, Aus vfry PYslf kIqf jfvy qy iPr Aus idvs nMU what was CE date? And then that date should be the beginning of Sikh Calendar. ievyN hI dUsry gurpurbF aqy ieiqhfsk idnF vfry PYslf hoxf cfhIdf hY . iswK kOm nMU cyq - vYsfK - kwqk - mfGI, sMgrFd, pUrnmfsLI, dIvflI, holI dy cwkr ivwcoN inkl jfxf cfhIdf hY ! zfktr jI ilKdy hn ik jd vYsfKI akqUbr dy awD ivwc clI geI, qF vYsfKI nfl (kxk dI) vfZI df sMbMD gYr-kudrqI lwgygf . zfktr KLVk isMG jI julfeI, 1999 nMU aOstRylIaf afey sI qy AunHF ny do hPqy grm kwpVy pfeI rwKy ikAuNik jdoN pMjfb ivwc kihr dI grmI huMdI hY qF aOstRylIaf - inXUjLIlYNz ivKy srdI df mOsm huMdf hYN aqy kxk dI pYdfiesL vI Aus anusfr huMdI hY . iswK Drm sfry sMsfr ivwc PYilaf hoiea hY aqy gurbfxI vI sfry jgq leI sFJI hY . ies leI nfnksLfhI kYlMzr nMU ihMdU mhIinaF nfl nwQI nfh kro jI . While fixing dates we can not follow one rule for one Gurpurb and one for other! When translating prcIaF syvf dfs Dr. Kharak Singh & GurteJ Singh had written in "Episodes from Lives of the Gurus" - "O Sikhs," said the Guru, "if you obey, you should obey all instructions, and not that you obey one and ignore the other" (Episode No. 40 at page76). Then why this Episode does not apply to SGPC? You may wish to share my views with other well-wishers. Malice Towards None.

iKmf df jfck, iewk gurmiq ividafrQI, Gurmit Singh, 25 - Orinda Ave., Gosford, NSW - 2250, Australia, TEL/FAX 61-2-4325 4808




.